What is the one tip you would advise a parent whose child is studying abroad?

We have found that the most successful students abroad are those who take the initiative to work with CIS Abroad. We would advise that you encourage your student to work with directly CIS Abroad, rather than let you, the parent, call and ask questions on their behalf. While we certainly understand you will have your own questions and seek information that only a parent would want to know (and we welcome that), we ask for your support in helping your student be fully involved in the process of going abroad. Once they get to their destination, they will ultimately be the one responsible, and working toward that independence during the application process is an important step.